Our company story starts back in 1942 when one of the Moscow watch-making plants was evacuated from Moscow to our little town located on The Kama River. Defense equipment was the only company output during war years, but as soon as the war was over we started making mechanical wrist watches - our main production item ever since.
Yet, we never backed away completely from our military past - the company was appointed an official supplier of watches for the Defense Department of the Soviet Union in 1965. This year marks the creation of the world-famous "Komandirskie" ("Commander") watch.
Military watch grew very popular even with people who were unaware which end of the gun bullet comes off, mainly due to high precision, excessive reliability and durability. The appearance of the watch also contributes to its appeal - functional and clear-cut design invoked the feeling of belonging to the tough world of combat professional.
The experience we gained through development of the army watch was the foundation of our next special watch - "Amphibian". This impressive timepiece in stainless-steel case endured the depth of 2000 meters - kind of a wrist submarine. Success of the professional watches determined the company's present philosophy - to create mechanical watches maintaining precise timekeeping at any temperature, in any environment, surviving heavy pressure and blows.
The viability of the chosen strategy is now time-proven. A vast multitude of people both in Russia and abroad boasting "Vostok" watches and various international prizes awarded for high quality and commercial success testify to this. Still, we are far from being self-content with our achievements. We are always trying to look ahead, pursuing new ways to broaden our market presence.
Thus, in 1996 we started a partnership with US "Capital Trading" company aiming to create a new generation timepiece.
The synergy of traditional "Vostok" austere design and the world's latest watch-marking trends is a cornerstone of this new project launched into the oncoming century. Time goes by, bringing changes into everything - we introduce innovative technologies, new styles of watches, one generation of watchmakers follows another.
Yet, one thing remains unchanged with us - as fifty years ago we make for you timepieces you can rely upon.